The Real Voice of Japanese Students

One of the biggest complaints that EFL/ESL teachers have about teaching English in Japan is the focus on grammar and testing at the expense of opportunities for communicating.  In this video, we see that Japanese students are also frustrated and want to speak English more.

About this video:

The real voice of Japanese university students about their English learning in JHS and HS. Filmed in December 2009, about 30 students analyzed their language learning histories and then wrote recommendations for students, teachers, and the ministry of education (MEXT).

The actual reports highlighted by this video can be downloaded and read here: Real Voice: Suggestions for Changing English Education for Future Generations from 1st Year University Students

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